Barbara Probst came to be a counsellor via her own personal journey. Having felt the benefits of one to one psychotherapy, she sought to learn the art that had helped her. She has a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis. The core conditions of empathy, congruence and non-judgemental attitudes are employed to build an egalitarian and safe relationship with you.
Barbara studied for an MSc Psychotherapy degree in Transactional Analysis at the in London. She developed a model using TA to demonstrate the effects of trauma and its findings have been published in the Transactions journal. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychological Studies from Middlesex University.
Barbara is an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and is listed on the UKRCP Register of Independent Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
She specialises in working with trauma and has studied Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for use with trauma and developmentally. This technique works on the trauma memory which is held within the body. She also practices Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and has studied Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in accordance with NICE guildelines for the treatment, within the NHS, of Post Traumatic Stress.
Barbara has worked with people from ethnic minorities including asylum seekers and refugees and has experience of working with the use of interpreters.
Transactional Analysis was devised by Eric Berne in the 1940s. It is a living model which is being updated and enhanced all the time.
Eric Berne believed that:
We start to write our life script at birth, if not before. How we behave now is how we learned to survive from that early time. Sometimes these survival techniques, now consigned to our subconscious, become unnecessary and even unhelpful. Recognising and adapting those patterns can change our view of life and release a whole new set of options, freeing the conscious to make new decisions without fear.
Barbara Probst works with a wide range of clients and specialises in working with trauma, both recent and historical.
Barbara Probst belongs to the following organisations and abides by their Codes of Ethics and is subject to their complaints procedures.
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
CCC Registered Counsellor